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Pest control

Book pest control 

Reading Borough Council offers pest control services for residential properties in the borough. If you have a concessionary Your Reading Passport, you may qualify for a discounted price. A site survey may be required.

Domestic / residential properties in single family occupancy

Rodents

PestTreatment detailsPriceDiscounted price
RatsSingle course of treatment - 3 visits£65£45
MiceSingle course of treatment - 3 visits£65£45
SquirrelsSingle course of treatment - 3 visits (inside only)£96No discount
  • Whilst a single treatment is normally successful, occasionally an additional chargeable second course may be necessary
  • Treatment areas cover a single dwelling and its immediate curtilage and excludes neighbouring properties and communal land or buildings
  • Treatments are to control the pest and does not include building repairs and recommended private drainage inspection / works required
  • Properties over four bedrooms require a survey and quote
  • Customer broken appointments form part of the treatment total

Help for preventing rats on your property

Wasps and hornets

PestTreatment detailsPriceDiscounted price
WaspsTreatment of a single nest£45No discount
HornetsTreatment of a single nest£45No discount
  • For environmental reasons, we cannot treat bees
  • We can normally treat nests up to a height of 6m - if we are unable to treat for environmental or safety reasons we offer a full refund
  • If no nest is present, or the problem is bees, unfortunately we cannot provide a refund
  • Our price is to eradicate a single nest and if further treatment is required for the same nest then there is no additional charge
  • There is no need and we do not remove nests once treated

Insects

PestTreatment detailsFeeDiscounted price
Cockroaches

Single course of treatment - 3 visit (Gel Bait)

For heavy infestations, additional single knockdown spray or ULV treatment may be required (extra £68)

£84 (£25 per additional room)£64
Bed bugs

Single spray insecticide

For heavy infestations, additional ULV treatment may be required (extra £68)

£84 (£25 per additional room)No discount
Fleas

Single spray insecticide

For heavy infestations, additional ULV treatment may be required (extra £68)

£84 (£25 per additional room)No discount
Cluster flies

Single ULV space treatment

For heavy infestations, additional ULV treatment may be required (extra £68)

£84 (£25 per additional room)No discount
Other insects

Single spray insecticide

For heavy infestations, additional ULV treatment may be required (extra £68)

£84 (£25 per additional room)No discount
  • Our treatments are to eliminate pests at your property - this does not extend to communal areas or neighbouring properties
  • Infestation levels vary widely and we reserve the right following a site survey, where appropriate, to recommend additional heavy infestation works - you are free to reject this
  • You must prepare your property in accordance with the information we provide to you at time of booking and also comply with post treatment instructions for us to warrant our treatment
  • If there is no one in when we call, or preparation works are incomplete and prevent an effective or safe treatment, our standard callout charge applies
  • Where we are able to warrant our treatment, if we determine a second spray treatment is necessary, this will be provided free of charge
  • Where spraying is carried out, you, your family and pets must vacate the property for 4 hours

Landlord - HMO properties

PestTreatment detailsSingle family occupancyMultiple occupancy tenant/family
Cockroaches

Single course of treatment - 3 visit (Gel Bait)

For heavy infestations, additional single knockdown spray or ULV treatment may be required (extra £68)

£140 (£25 per additional room)£64
Bed bugs

Single spray insecticide

For heavy infestations, additional ULV treatment may be required (extra £68)

£140 (£25 per additional room)

£64 (common areas)

£76 (per tenant)

Fleas

Single spray insecticide

For heavy infestations, additional ULV treatment may be required (extra £68)

£110 (£25 per additional room)£64
Cluster fleas

Single ULV space treatment

For heavy infestations, additional ULV treatment may be required (extra £68)

£110 (£25 per additional room)£64
Other insects

Single spray insecticide

For heavy infestations, additional ULV treatment may be required (extra £68)

£110 (£25 per additional room)£64
  • Our treatments are to eliminate or control insect pests at your property
  • For properties in multiple occupancy :
    We make a charge for common areas with an additional charge per tenant
    For safety reasons - we can only take instruction directly from the landlord or letting agency and not tenants directly
  • Infestation levels vary widely and we reserve the right following a site survey, where appropriate, to recommend additional heavy infestation works - you are free to reject this
  • You must prepare your property in accordance with the information we provide to you at time of booking you must and also comply with post treatment instructions for us to warrant our treatment
  • If there is no one in when we call, or preparation works are incomplete and prevent an effective or safe treatment, our standard call out charge applies
  • Broken tenant appointments form part of the treatment
  • Where we are able to warrant our treatment, if we determine a second spray treatment is necessary, this will be provided free of charge
  • Where spraying is carried out, you, your family and pets must vacate the property for 4 hours

For your protection, pest treatments are carried out in accordance with our business to business, commercial terms and conditions. You are not obliged to use our services and may wish to obtain alternative quotations. 

Commercial pest control

Pest treatments are available to all local businesses, excluding food outlets. 

Book a survey or get a quote

Book pest control online or call 03444 828 325

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